Uphold Professionalism in Elections, Marwa Urges Officers

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Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has urged officers, men and women of the anti-narcotics body to maintain a good and professional conduct during the forthcoming governorship election which is to hold 11 March, 2023.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi.

Gen. Marwa further expressed his satisfaction with the professional behaviour of the NDLEA personnel deployed throughout the nation, their working synergy with other security agencies, and most importantly, their efforts to ensure that the electoral process was free from the influence of illicit substances. He said this in his response to the preliminary reports compiled across all of the areas, states, and zonal commands of the agency.

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“I have no doubt in my mind that your recent offensive operations leading to massive seizures of illicit drugs and the arrests of their criminal merchants across the country significantly contributed to the absence of free flow of psychoactive substances on our streets and communities during this critical time, especially with the recent destruction of over 400 tons of skunk warehoused in deep forests in a state for distribution across the country shortly before the election.

“I'm also glad that you all were of good and professional conduct throughout this period, and will urge you to maintain this during the next round of election on 11th March”, the NDLEA boss stated.

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The agency, a participant in the Inter-Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), had almost 10,000 personnel on ground during the Saturday election, and its national headquarters in Abuja had a Situation Room for round-the-clock poll monitoring through field reports from officers and men dispersed across the country.

In order to ensure that the 11 March governorship and state assembly elections worldwide are free from the impact of illicit substances, he instructed them to be watchful and step up their offensive activity across the nation between now and the next election.

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